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Bus Services

As part of our commitment to our families, we operate 12 dedicated bus services exclusively for use by Faith Lutheran College students.

Faith-Operated Buses

Our College bus service transports approximately 400 students safely and reliably to and from school each day.

Our bus network covers a broad area, spanning Western Ipswich (Brassall, Karalee, Karana Downs), the Lockyer Valley, up to Esk, and further west to townships including Gatton and Grantham.

Bus routes are revised annually to accommodate as many students as possible who need to catch a bus to school.

Applying to Catch A Bus

Students intending to catch a Faith-operated bus to school need to complete a Bus Usage Application form and return it to the Faith Lutheran College office before they can commence travel.

Bus Usage Fees

Students using Faith Bus Services are charged a bus fee by the College.

These fees are in addition to any other fees that are paid to the College as part of a student’s enrolment, and are charged on a per student basis.

View our Fee Schedule for the latest bus fare pricing.

Faith Bus Management System – RollCall

RollCall is the Bus Management System used at Faith Lutheran College. The College’s duty of care for our students is an important issue that we take very seriously. RollCall enables the school and parents/carers real-time visability of students travelling on our buses.

Parent Portal

The RollCall Parent Portal allows you to manage several aspects of your children’s bus travel:

  • Advise the bus driver of your child’s absence.
  • View live mapping of the school bus, only when the bus is logged on.
  • Set app notifications of your children’s movements on and off the bus (eg. arrived at bus stop).
  • Change your child’s bus or stop. You can make changes 10 days ahead of the current date. This can be a one-off change or if your child/ren travel on different buses on different days. (You will not be able to book on a bus that is at capacity.)
  • Set up and manage student secondary carers access to the App.
Non-Faith Bus Services

In addition to our own bus fleet, Faith Lutheran College is serviced by a number of local independent bus operators.

These services operate under contract from the Queensland Department of Transport, and have separate fees and charges for the usage of their services.

Zischke Bus Services

Zischke Bus Services collect students from the Hatton Vale/Regency Downs/Glenore Grove and surrounding areas. These buses drop our students off at our school (from about 8.15am) on the way to Laidley. The reverse happens in the afternoon with our students being picked up (at about 3.15pm).

There is one service, which operates along Forest Hill – Fernvale Road goes into Laidley first and drops off our students on the way out of Laidley with the reverse happening after school. These students will arrive at about 8.25am and will need to leave the school at 2.55pm. To find out more information, or to book your child on one of these services please phone 5465 6519.

Laidley Bus Service

Laidley Bus Service collects students from the Laidley township and takes these and the students arriving from the Grandchester, Mulgowie, (both services operated by Laidley Bus Services) and Blenheim (operated by Gatton Buses) out to Plainland arriving by 8:33am. These students are picked up in the afternoon at 2.55pm. The changeover occurs at the Laidley District State School. To find out more information, or to book your child on one of these services please phone 5465 1797.

Students living within 4.8km of this College or the nearest State High School will need to pay the bus operators a transport fee, which is determined by Queensland Transport.